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|307 days ago||
Norton Sharpening stone issue - 11 replies
I picked up the norton water sharpening kit today and started to flatten the stones with the included flattening stone, the one with the diagonal grooves in it. Here is what the 8000 looks like when I start with pencil lines drawn on it and when I’ve done as much flattening as my arms can take. It seems to be really out of flat. Y...
|536 days ago||
Need help Identifying/ Comparing Uni-saw - 18 replies
This Unisaw is on sale on craigslist in my area and I’m really interested but don’t know much about them. It’s a 3hp and that’s all i know. Any help would be great. Selling for $650. I’m mainly wondering about dust collection, riving knive and that sort of thing. How modern it is or if it’s so old that I’...
|575 days ago||
Disston and Warranted Superior - 5 replies
I got these two saws at a yard sale and wanted to see if anyone knew anything about them. The one with the thumb hole is a Disston D-6 two hander and the other is a Warranted Superior 8. Both are 26” long blades and have pretty heavy rust. The teeth are also really dull. They won’t even cut pine easily. Is it a bad idea to clean ...
|583 days ago||
Acrylic pens - 1 reply
I posted a really nice big ben cigar pen a while back. It was a clear acrylic pen of my own design. It was gone the very next day and I had no idea why. I figured it must be because it’s not made of wood. I’ve seen several acrylics posted since then on this site and I hate to name names but I feel I got singled out for some reason. ...
|780 days ago||
HELP! Cutting 45 degree angles on long strips - 11 replies
I am making quadralinear quartersawn oak legs for a table I’m building. In other words I want all four sides of the leg to show the rays in the oak. I have cut down my stock so that each is .75 thick and shows the rays. The finished size of the legs should be 1.5” x 1.5” so I’ll just need to do what I show in the picture ...
|885 days ago||
Flattening wide long boards - 10 replies
So I glued up about 5 boards to make a 48×20” panel out of red oak. 3/4” thick. I did plane down my boards before glue up and made sure to glue them so that there were not step ups going from one board to the next. Once glued up there was a slight bow in the panel from side to side (maybe 1/64” total bow). I am limited on ...
|921 days ago||
Gel pen kits - 1 reply
I am wanting to turn pens other than the cross style refill pen kits. I have everything I need to make slimline and designer pen kits at 7mm. I’d like to make pens that will accept the gel inserts and I know that they are larger than these will accept. What is the name or style of a common kit that is not exceptionally hard to turn that wi...
|942 days ago||
Drill press chuck - 0 replies
I own a ryobi benchtop drill press and I’ve checked the runout on the arbor and it is within 1thousandth of an inch tolerance. As soon as I put the chuck back on it wobbles quite a bit. I haven’t checked it but it’s pretty obvious even by eye. It’s way off. Either it’s just cheap and crappy or it got messed up somew...
|1007 days ago||
Lie nielsen smoother. Which to choose? - 31 replies
I am trying to decide whether to buy the LN #4 bronze or the LN #4 1/2. I don’t really know what the difference would be so I was wanting to see if anyone had either or had an idea which would be a better all around smoother. I mainly want it to finish leveling my boards after all machining and edge glueing and then whatever other general ...
|1074 days ago||
A-Line it Dial indicator from In-line Industries - 11 replies
I bought the basic kit and now need the flat round tip so that I can set up my jointer. I found this set of tips online and will come to me for basically $10 including shipping. Has anyone used a set like this with the A-line it? Can I use the tip that is marked with the yellow square for what I’m doing? I’m not sure if it is flat on...
|1163 days ago||
Wiring My shop for Electric - 9 replies
Okay I’ve decided to put a little money into my house and go for it on this one as I need a useable shop space.Here’s my plan:New 50 amp 2 pole breaker in the main panel,10-3 indoor wire ran to outside into sched 40 down into the ground,Run the same 10-3 indoor wire all the way out to the shed inside the sch 40 that will be sealed 24...
|1170 days ago||
Bench Dog Bench Cookies - 11 replies
Well it happened. Bench Dog now has the cookies on sale at your local Lowes. They are only $11.something. I thought about it but I’m just not sold on them yet. They may be useful so I’ll probably go back and get some. I thought for sure someone else would have posted this already but hey, I got the first word I guess. I’m not s...
|1182 days ago||
Jointer Knife sharpening service - 4 replies
I need some suggestions for a Jointer Knife Sharpening service. I have 3 carbide tipped 6” knifes and I don’t want to attempt to sharpen them myself. Should I just buy some T1-HSS knifes for around $20-$30? I think the carbide would be nicer to have and stay sharp longer.
|1196 days ago||
Shop power problems - 21 replies
I have a craftsman contractor table saw and I use it in an out building that the previous owners built. The saw has a 1 horse capacitor start motor and every time I switch it on all the lights in the shop dim to dark and they slowly flicker back on till the saw gets up and running. I’m also sure that the saw is not running at it’s fu...
|1197 days ago||
Incra LS-III table saw fence system - 9 replies
I set up the fence system and zeroed out the fence to the blade. I made some cuts at under 10” and they came out dead on. But when I made a cut at 18” on the metal ruler it wouldn’t center right on the mark like it was doing at the lower numbers. The cut came out way off. So I set it back to under ten inches and made some cuts ...
|1217 days ago||
Zero Clearance insert usage - 3 replies
When you are using a zci does it HAVE to be screwed down while using? I know this would be okay if it was under the fence like when you are raising the blade into it, but what I’m wondering about is while using the saw to make other cuts. Is it safe or okay to just have it sitting in the opening? Second question: I am getting a table sa...
|1229 days ago||
Need help buying a TS, JET MODEL JWTS 10CWZ LFR - 5 replies
Hey Guys, I need help with a buy. I have a chance to buy this table saw from a local woodworker. I have a craftsman professional portable job site saw right now and getting accuracy out of it is a nightmare, if possible at all. He is asking $450 for it and I have only briefly seen it in his shop. If I add $400 – $500 more I could get a...
|1309 days ago||
Round wood ball - 4 replies
I need to make a ball out of hardwood. In fact I need to make two symetrical ones. I have lots of tools including a rigid side sander. I am making vise handle ends. Need to be about 1.5” in diameter. Any suggestions? I forgot to mention I don’t have a lathe.
|1351 days ago||
Table saw blade guards - 81 replies
I have a question that has been bugging me for quite a while. Years even. I absolutely never use the blade guard on my table saw. I find it to be cumbersome and troublesome because I can never see what and where I am cutting. I can’t easily measure for making cuts. It takes me longer to do things especially like setting up a dado blade. Th...
|1460 days ago||
Questions about hand plane usage - 11 replies
Okay, I’ve searched the internet for this info and I just can’t seem to find it and I think it should be out there so I’ll ask my questions and hope for the best… I just bought a LN low angle adjustable block plane and I am in love. I’ve had a buck bros POS and a USA made POS block plane and they both basically n...